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November 24, 1942 - Image 5

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an s 1EnVe
W e Occasion
OfCaduceus Ball
Mitchell Ayres And Orchestra To Play;
War Theme To Dominate D corations
Doffing their white coats for an evening and laying aside their books
and scalpels, the medical students will celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with
their annual Caduceus Ball, to be held from 9 p.m. to midnight tomorrow
in the League Ballroom.
In surroundings decorated in war motif, couples will dance to the music
of Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra, featuring his "Fashions in Music."
The patrons list for thisyearly formal will be headed by President and
Mrs. Ruthven. Others will be: Dean '


J. A. Bursley, Asst. Dean and Mrs.
W. B. Rea, Dr. and Mrs. J. Alexan-
der, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Badgley, Dr.
and Mrs. J. D. Bruce, Dr. and Mrs.
C. D. Camp, Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Col-
lier, Dr. and Mrs. F.,B. Fralick, Dr.
and Mrs. A. C. Furstenberg, Dr. and
Mrs. R. Gesell.
Included in the list are Dr. and
Mrs. H. A. Haynes, Dr. and Mrs. F.
J. Hodges, Dr..and Mrs. H. B. Lewis,
Dr. and Mrs. C. F. McKhann, Dr. and
Mrs. N. F. Miller, Dr. and Mrs. F. G.
Novy, Dr. and Mrs. B. M. Patten,
Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Peet, Dr. and
Mrs. H. M. Pollard, Dr. and Mrs. M.
Seevers, Dr. and Mrs. M. H. Soule,
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Sturgis, Dr. and
Mrs. R. W. Waggoner, and Dr. and
Mrs. B. M. Weller.
Darmstaetter Is Chairman
General chairman for the Ball is
Armin H. Darmstaetter, '43M, who
will have as his guest Martha Kin-
sey, '45. Publicity chairmen are Wil-
liam Vander,-Ploeg, '44M, Ralph Bit-
tinger, '43M, and James Rae, '44M,
who will attend with Joan Stevens
of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Bittinger, and
Tad Lynch of Grosse Pte., respec-
Francis 'Anderson, '43M, and Ar-
thur Griep, '44M, music co-chairmen,
will escort Dorothy Larson, '43SM,
and Alice Kramer, '44L. William
White, '43M, and Donald Van Hoek,
'44M, head the patrons committee
and will have as their guests Molly
Kowal of Ann Arbor and Doreen
Armstrong, '45. Co-chairmen of dec-
orations are Eldean Betz, '43M, who
will attend with Jean Thatcher of
Ann Arbor, and Keith H. White-
house. '44M, who will be present with
Mrs. Whitehouse.
Mortarboard will have its picture
taken for the 'Ensian at 5:15 p.m.
today in the Council Room at the'

IWAA Project
Plans Outlineda
Voluntary Physical Exercises
For Women Are Under Way;
Specific plans for the WAA Volun-
tary Physical Fitness program, were
outlined in a recent meeting by the
central committee for the project.
Mass exercises conducted by those
taking the leadership course, began
yesterday in the dormitories, sorori-
ties, and league houses and will con-
tinue throughout the school year, ac-
cording to Shelby Dietrich, '45, gen-
Plans are being made for a table
chart. to be set up at the League,
which will show the per cent of, par-
ticipation of the various houses on
campus. Attendance will be taken by
the athletic managers or others lead-
ing the groups, on Mondays, Tues-
day, 'Wednesdays, and Thursdays,
and these results are to be given tc
the committee at the leadership meet-
ings on Fridays in Barbour gym.
Attendance will be taken at the
leadership meetings, also. There will
not be a meeting this week, because
of the holiday.
Besides teaching exercises to the
leaders, a general leadership and
health program will be included. At
each of the five remaining meetings.
a particular phase will be introduced.
The subjects are as follows: leading
the women in your house; how to plar
your day efficiently; diet and sleep:
personal hygiene and health habits;
and, lastly, the development of new
Members of the committee assisting
Miss Dietrich, are Helen Clarke,
'43Ed., Helen Willcox, '45, and Sue
Cone, '43.

Coed Describes
Qreat Tension
At Pearl Harbor
"Remembering Pearl Harbor" is no
task for tiny, blonde Betty Anderson,
'45, who was rudely awakened at
7:55 a.m.Sunday, December T, 1941,
from a sound sleep in the mountain
home of her parents, about two miles
from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Miss Anderson, at the sight (from
her bedroom window) of bomb drop-
ping slowly from the planes ove the
harbor, and a ship going up in
flames, decided it wasn't just the
American air forces practicing. That
mental decision was confirmed, when
"father cae dashing up the drive
from thecharbor and said that it was
the Japs," Miss Anderson remarked.
"No, I wasn't terrified," she con-
tinued, "in fact I was very excited
and had a sort of exhilerated feeling.
Dad took mother and I to a tunnel,
where some 40 6ther refugees were
Tries To Escape From Tunnel
"There were refugee women called
'hoales" (Hawaiian word for whites),
in the cave. They had run from the
harbor, trying to hide in the tall cane
fields, but were shot at by amazingly
low-swooping Jap planes. We stayed
in the tunnel all day and night, and
food was brought to us. Three times
we tried to leave, but, even the last
time, a man at the opening of the
tunnel was shot down. By a stroke
of luck our home was not damaged,
but great holes and pieces of shrapnel
were found in the front yard.
"Some of the women in the cave
cried continually while others just
sat dully in deep depression. Others
acted stage-struck, and one usually
modest neighbor stood out on her
porch in her slip, just gazing down
at the harbor. I didn't lose ny feel-
ing of excitement for some time, but
with the relization of the conse-
quences of the attack, I finally went
into a state of depression.
"For days and weeks afterwards
we expected them to return; and
Honolulu, which was ten miles from
our home in the country, was com-
pletely blacked out every night. The
Red Cross did an astounding job,
when one takes into account that
this was completely a surprise at-
tack. Some women worked for days
without sleep, caring for the wound-
Thousands Evacuate Islands
"Over two thousand were killed in
Pearl Harbor; an estimated 50 civil-
ians in Honolulu, and the airfields
took the real brunt of the attack.
immediately after the Sunday at-
tack thousands of people poured out
of the islands. Women and children
of army and navy people were forced
to evacuate. Although civilians were
strongly urged to do so, it was not
Miss Anderson, whose father is an
engineer in Hawaii, was a freshman
at the University of Hawaii at the
time of the attack. Though the school
closed down for six weeks after the
attack, as all congregations of peo-
ple were avoided, Miss Anderson fin-
ished her year when it was reopened.
She had lived in Hawaii two years,
previously hailing from California.
"As our convoy left the harbor for
the States last July," says Miss An-
derson,' who regretted her departure,
"there was only one thing I was hap-
py about-that was to throw away
my gas mask. Just as I did that the
steward walked up and handed me a
life-saver which I was told to keep
with me every minute."
Bandage Rolling
At Hillel Will Be

Today, Tomorrow I
Red Cross surgical bandage rolling
will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 pm.
both today (and tomorrow at Hillel
Foundation, according to Herbert
Levin, '45M, and Charlotte Kaufman,
'44, co-chairmen of the social service
Students and townspeople- are in-
vited to attend, but must plan to stay
at least one hour. They must follow
a regular attendance, as a certain
quota has been set and must be com-
pleted each week.
Workers are asked to report in
freshly laundered cotton blouses or
dresses, or wear clean cotton smocks;
all of which must/ be in light colors.
They are requested to wear a'lhead-
dress of clean material which will
conceal all of the hair. No nail polish
is to be worn by those rolling ban-
Students, trained and qualified as
Red Cross instructors, will supervise
the surgical bandage workers. The
Hillel unit has been assigned to roll
four inch by four inch bandages.

Typical Group Resents Compulsion.
Involved In 'Volunteer' Pro jects
First repercussions of the accelerated war program for our Michigan
women have created the strong impression in many quarters that "all is not
well." In fact, there is a feeling of bitterness and resentment among many
University coeds as a direct outgrowth of the increased demands put on
"It isn't what they want us to do," the women say, "it's the way
that they want us to do it." This seems to be the consensus of opinion,
and the key to the whole situation.
Prime reason for the obvious resentment to the stepped-up program
for coeds is the manner in which the whole setup is presented. While the
entire program is allegedly voluntary, the women realize that they must
either give until it hurts, or else be looked down as slackers. Therefore,
since we are at war, these women have no choice. In their case the only
difference between voluntary and compulsory is in the spelling of the 'word.
PECIAL CARDS have been passed out among the coeds n an effort to
learn what sort of war work the women are doing, what phases of it
they would like to participate -in, their special abilities in various fields,
and any comments they have on the program in general. And, their cup
of resentment really overflowed when it came to commenting on the
whole setup.
After examining 200 of these cards one bunch of 10 were picked up
at random, as being representative of the group, and were analyzed.
The women. who wrote these cards are a typical group of Michigan coeds
living in one of the many League houses in Ann Arbor, and include a
mixture of upperclassmen and freshmen. The results are positively
The first big question asked was: "Would you be willing to take a job
in a local defense industry four hours a day, five days a week, pay between
50 and 60 cents an hour, probably splitting a 4-12 shift with someone?"
Every girl answered "NO." An interesting afterthought is that none of these
girls is otherwise employed.
The second question asked was a reason for the above answer. Take
your pick of these terse replies: "Studying takes up all my time," "Not in-
terested," "Too busy," "Physically unable," "Impossible," "Second 'semester
if I find time," "No time with a full course," and "Need more information
before a decision is made." The other two were also "too busy."
BUT THE REAL STORY lies in the comments made by these coeds re-
garding the whole program. They resented the manner in which the
"voluntary" program was presented. Consider some of the following com-
ments for what they are worth.
"The methods used in carrying out the war training program are
too dogmatic. It's all supposed to be voluntary and girls should not
be penalized if they do not volunteer, whatever their reason. If the
demands were presented in a more pleasant form, there would be much
more interest."
"THE WAR WORK required plus home work and time spent in classes
does not leave enough time for rest, supposedly vital to good health."
A quick glance through scores of other cards more or less bears out the
general resentment. Nothing lasting has ever been built on a hasty foun-
dation. Perhaps, the accelerated program for coeds was not thought out
thoroughly and presented too hastily. In any event, it is obvious that there
won't be 100 per cent cooperation until that bitterness and resentment is
alleviated. -Eric Zalenski

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'Date' Coke Bar
To Be Held Today
The Coke Bar to be held from 4 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. today at the Union will be
distinguished from those in the past
by bearing the name "War Stamp
Coke Bar," at which a defense stamp
will be given when the admission is
Also differing from the preceding
coke bars, today's affair will admit
only those who are accompanied by
dates. There will be dancing, as usual,
to the latest band recordings, which
were selected by members of Bill Saw-
yer's orchestra. Refreshments will be
The "date" coke bar has grown out
of an increasing number of requests
received by Bob Shott, '44,

Closing hours for women stu-
dents will be 12:30 tomorrow, Nov.
25, and 1I p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26.
Work on the Surgical Dressing
Unit of Senior Project will be to-
day and Friday instead of Thurs-
day and Friday, because of the
Thanksgiving holiday.
The Speaker's Guild meeting
will be held at 5 p.m. today in
room 4003 Angell Hall. All those
who signed up for the guild are
requested to attend.
Kappa Alpha Theta announces the
pledging of Jean Harkness, '45, of
Grand Rapids.
First Aid and Home Nursing classes
will not meet tomorrow or Thursday.

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